Giro d'Italia 2020, stage 18: Pinzolo - Laghi di Cancano 207 km

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In whose bag is the queen stage of this Giro

  • Vincenzo Nibali

    Votes: 19 28.8%
  • Antonio Nibali

    Votes: 47 71.2%

  • Total voters
    66
If I'm allowed a somehow nationalist note, I'd like to point out that regardless of what happens tomorrow (I'd be very happy with white jersey and podium at this point), it will be amazing as a portuguese to see a fellow countryman like João Almeida riding in the pink jersey up the Stelvio. It's completely unbelievable that he's even in this position, obviously a lot of stars aligned for him but anyway it's the way that's he's racing that's quite amazing. He looks like relishing the maglia rosa, loving every minute of it and attacking in the jersey is also one for the memory books.

My prediction for tomorrow is Kelderman in pink but in any case, good luck for Almeida! :)
 
Guys I am so freaking hyped that even if Nibali takes 40 minutes, Almeida drops Kelderman & Hindley and Pozzovivo takes the stage win I will be disappointed.
What if he takes an hour, Almeida cracks, Kelderman takes a dump in a camper van, Zakarin doesn't crash, Hindley runs over a dog, Fuglsang gains a husband, Pozzovivo drops someone while attacking, and Bilbao wins the stage?
 
If I'm allowed a somehow nationalist note, I'd like to point out that regardless of what happens tomorrow (I'd be very happy with white jersey and podium at this point), it will be amazing as a portuguese to see a fellow countryman like João Almeida riding in the pink jersey up the Stelvio. It's completely unbelievable that he's even in this position, obviously a lot of stars aligned for him but anyway it's the way that's he's racing that's quite amazing. He looks like relishing the maglia rosa, loving every minute of it and attacking in the jersey is also one for the memory books.

My prediction for tomorrow is Kelderman in pink but in any case, good luck for Almeida! :)
Can’t wait to see him in the Volta Portugal in 2035!!!!!
 
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What is the more likely way for Almeida to lose his pink jersey?

- he loses it because he stopped for a couple minutes at the top of the Stelvio to put on his rain jacket

- he loses it because he has to sh*t after the descent?
 
Just checked the schedule. They hit Prato between 14:00 and 14.30 CET.
I get out of work at 14:30 and have a 1h commute. Unfortunately, I'm not @Gigs_98.
They will hit Trafoi (about 1/3 or the climb) between 14:30 and 15:00 and the action (plus great landscapes) may start around there. From there it's 14 km at 8.7%, very difficult and very long section. BTW Stelvio east may not be the steepest climb but it's hard for so long: it has the longest section of 8%+ avg. grade: last 21 kilometers!

Trafoi:



One of a few Alpine regions I haven't been to but must hike there one day! (majestic Ortler massif in the background)
 
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